TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation after a man accidentally plunged to his death from an emergency exit on the third floor of a karaoke parlor in Setagaya Ward, reports TV Asahi (July 24).
At just before 4:00 a.m. on July 20, Hiroyuki Emoto, a company worker, fell from through an emergency exit for a third-floor room of the parlor, located in the Sangenjaya area, and onto the pavement below.
Emoto suffered severe injuries to his head. He was later confirmed dead at a hospital, police said.
According to police, Emoto came to the parlor with some colleagues. The emergency door was behind a sofa.
Police believe the door opened when Emoto leaned up against it. “The microphone went flying onto the street,” a witness was quoted by TBS News (July 24).
The case is being treated as professional negligence resulting in death.